Sunday, August 16, 2009

While in Maryland

Maryland was a trip...literally. Mom feeds the squirrels.

The quilt store there is absolutely awesome; Material Girls. It has every type of character fabric known to man and every fabric after that. I came home with nothing, if you can imagine that. I had my mom with me and we didn't have much time to look. I wanted to venture back later in the week but it didn't happen.

I was looking for a fabric for my niece to make a quilt like Eric's (one sided) and we ended up at Hancock's Fabric where she chose a fabric of blues/purples and horses running along a creek in the moonlight. I wanted to take her to Material Girls to look at the fairies but she liked what she chose.

My Grandma was visiting from Florida and ended up in the hospital with a kidney infection and dehydration. She was released on Wednesday and at my mom's house on Friday. We visited her while in the hospital but it was good to see her out and in good spirits. She felt much better but a bit weak. She painted me a painting of her and Madi back when we visited her in Florida and Madi was a baby. I will get a picture of it....

Madi and I visited the Baltimore Aquarium and saw a ton of turtles. This sea turtle here had a front foot amputated but she swims great. We also saw the dolphin show and a 4D movie which I did not care for; it was a 3D movie with enhancements: water spitting at you, lightning, shaking, something touching your feet and the worst- a poke in the back. This went on as you watched the movie, for instance, as the whale spouted water it splashed you in the face. We ate lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe and at the end were in dire need of coffee so went to the HUGE Barnes and Nobles.

Friday, my dad, Eric, Madi, and I went to the Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. It was very interesting. It had been renovated and we all wanted to go. I am very interested in John Wilkes Booth's escape and route since it goes through Charles County, where I lived. My sister lives down the road from Dr. Mudd's house. Very interesting.

We also visited the Archives and ate lunch at the Hard Rock.

We ate crabs, swam with cousins and Stacey (my sister) and I went on our ritual of sushi night.... yum!


  1. OOh - looks like it was a wonderful week! Thanks for bringing the heat and humidity back with you! I got very little done while you were gone - we'll need to catch up soon.

  2. What a great time you had. I don't think I would have been impressed with the 4D movie either

    Love and hugs Gina xxxx

  3. Looks like you had a great vacation!!!

    I got your comments, but I wasn't able to respond back to you because you are set to no email in your settings. The Jitterbug blocks from my blog are a Yellow Brick Road pattern and it's Jitterbug fabric. And the Friday class that I took from Bonnie is Star Struck. She has a lot of patterns available for free on her website. :)